Meet our Nursing Team

Sunrise would like to celebrate the importance of ethics, compassion and commitment in the health care profession by thanking our nurses, volunteers and entire staff for their hard work and dedication day in and day out.

To our Sunrise nurses and nursing professionals throughout the world- thank you! From your warm smiles and tender touch, to your commitment to delivering quality care, your hard work and dedication to your role does not go unnoticed. We are so proud to work alongside you and I thank you for all that you do." Sue Coppola, Senior Vice President of Care at Sunrise

Learn more about some of the incredible nurses we have on our team, below, who were nominated in 2016 by their colleagues for their extraordinary dedication to quality care and our residents.

I believe nursing is to care unconditionally with a soft heart, thick skin and sharp mind." April Manuel, Sunrise Wellness Nurse

2016 Nurses Week Spotlight Winners


Julie Bolduc

Julie Bolduc

Resident Care Director

Sunrise at Gardner Park (MA)

Read Her Story


Elaine Daniels

Elaine Daniels

Director of Nursing Services

Stratford Court of Boca Point (FL)

Read Her Story


Jeranie Kerster

Christine Gerbehy &
Bridget Campbell

Registered Nurses

Sunrise of New City (NY)

Read Their Story

Brianna Koster

April Manuel

Wellness Nurse

Sunrise of Marlboro (NJ)

Read Her Story

April O'Brien

Jennifer Bernardy

Resident Care Director

Sunrise of Golden Valley (MN)

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2016 Runner-Ups


Mary Nakagama

Resident Care Director

Sunrise of Columbia

Margaret Ritter

Resident Assessment Coordinator

Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

Michael Wood

Wellness Nurse

Sunrise on Old Meridian

Jessica Young

Wellness Nurse

Sunrise of Newtown Square

2016 Honorable Mentions


Ginger Arsenault

Sunrise of Leomister

Gail Galloway Ashbeck

Sunrise of Fresno

Kimberly Ashton

Sunrise of Walnut Creek

Sheila Berardino

Sunrise of Lynnfield

Lauren Campana

East Region

Linda Caporino

East Region

Meg Cisse

Sunrise of Tuckerman Lane

Mary Cullen

Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody

Stacie Erlemann

East Region

B.J. Flynn

Sunrise of Haverford

Robin Frissoro

Sunrise of Gahanna

Brandi Hale

Sunrise at Wood Ranch

Sarah Hanson

Sunrise of Edina

Marcia Helton

Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody

Jackie Loehr

Sunrise of Smithtown

Michelle Miller

Sunrise of West Essex

Nancy Naspo

Sunrise of Basking Ridge

Debbie Nicosia

Sunrise of Lincroft

Crystal Parrish

West Region

Janis Perzley

East Region

Hilary Pivik

Sunrise of McCandless

Beth Polly

Sunrise of Rocky River

Janet Salerno

The Quadrangle (Independent Living)

Maria Siapno

The Quadrangle (Skilled Nursing)

Kerri Stawarz

Brighton Gardens of Saddle River

Meaghan Wagner

Sunrise of Edina